B.Sc. in Optometry

About the Course:

BSc Optometry is a full-time undergraduate program. It is a four-year degree program which is divided into eight semesters of study.

Duration 4 years
Intake 60
Course Fees 43000/-
Eligibility Criteria 10+2 With PCB

Salient Features:

To become Optometrists,

you have completed 4 year bachelor degree program, preferably in a relevant field such as biology, chemistry, or physiology. You will require a bachelor’s degree to apply for optometry programs. Optometry programs typically take an additional four years to complete. All optometrists have to pass rigorous nationally administered exams to earn their license to practice. Optometrists can pursue M.S, M.Phil, Ph.D or OD (Doctor of Optometry) degree after completion of Bachelors in Optometry.

Key areas of study:

BEHAVIORAL OPTOMETRY

Our modern life is increasingly putting demands on our bodies that our systems are struggling to keep up with. One of the best examples of this is our vision—the pervasive use of computers and the rising number of hours we spend in front of the television each week means that we’re using our eyesight more for sustained concentration at very close range and far less than we do for distance. The gold standard of visual acuity is “20/20 vision“, which is the measurement of our visual perception based on performance at a distance of 20 feet—much further away than you sit from your computer hour after hour and probably more than the space between your couch and the TV.

GERIATRIC OPTOMETRY

Optometry is one of the fastest-growing healthcare careers, and because of the aging of the baby boomer population, the need for optometrists who specialize in vision care for older adults is becoming particularly urgent.
According to the American Optometric Association:

LOW VISION THERAPY

Few people classified as “blind” actually experience total vision loss. Instead, they have various levels of eyesight remaining and can experience significant improvements to their quality of life through low vision therapy—the application of everything from magnifying glasses to higher-tech equipment like software and other adaptive apparatus.

NEURO-OPTOMETRY

After a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or the loss of an eye, a patient may require treatment from a neuro-optometrist for symptoms that include focusing problems, double vision, dizziness, or even visual hallucinations.
Neuro-optometrists assess the way the brain processes information sent by the eyes. They often work in tandem with an occupational or physical therapist to coordinate vision functions with the rest of body. Treatment could also include work with lenses.

PEDIATRIC OPTOMETRY

Like working with kids? Consider specializing in pediatric optometry. The AOA estimates that nearly a quarter of school-aged children have vision problems—problems that pose a significant threat to their education. From dealing with near- and farsightedness to more complex problems like amblyopia (“lazy eye”), astigmatism, and strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes), pediatric optometrists can radically change a child’s life.

Program Education Objectives:

  • Bachelor of Optometry is more of a professional course and the objective of BSc Optometry course is focusing more on studying the field theoretically. The major differences between these two courses are given in the table below on the basis of fees, admission process, salary and so on. Top BSc Optometry Colleges

Program Specific Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the scientific and statistical principles underlying the practice of optometry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of vision care principles that govern ethical decision making and respect for the dignity of the patient.
  • Obtain the pertinent information about a patient using communication, observation and diagnostic testing.
  • Use modern techniques and technologies and assist in providing vision care solutions to a diverse patient population.
  • Recognize the need to engage in lifelong learning through continuing education and research.
  • Perform vision tests and report results in Optometrist for analysis.
  • Diagnose sight problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness and eye diseases, such as glaucoma.
  • Promote eye health care by counselling patients, including explaining how to clean and wear contact lenses.

Industry Partner:

  • Indian Optometry Association
  • MGM Eye Institute
  • SGV Eye Hospital

Placement Opportunities:

There are many career options for students after the completion of BSc Optometry. The education helps the students to learn about a very relevant sector of employment. The most common roles the graduates work as are:

  • Vision Consultant
  • Customer Care Associate
  • Optometry Researcher
  • Professor
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Sport Vision Consultant
  • Examiner
  • Orthoptics specialist
  • Ocular prosthetics specialist
  • LASIK assistant
  • Paediatric optometrist

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Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill level All levels
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes